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October 7, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Concept-rocking Canucks F—ed Up unprintable, unstoppable | Concert preview

F---ed Up

Toronto six-piece F—ed Up performs live at Seattle’s El Corazon club Thursday. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Between their editor-taunting name, sprawling songs and gruff, hulking frontman, Damien Abraham, Toronto’s F—ed Up seem unlikely candidates for commercial success.

Yet in 2011, the co-ed sextet, which plays El Corazon Thursday, scored a left-field chart hit (No. 83 on the Billboard 200) with “David Comes to Life,” a four-sided concept album described as a misfit love story set amidst the political turmoil of early-1980s industrial Britain.

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